Soul in The Bible - Etymology

Etymology

The only Hebrew word traditionally translated "soul" (nephesh) in English language Bibles refers to a living, breathing conscious body, rather than to an immortal soul. In the New Testament, the Greek word traditionally translated "soul" (ψυχή) has substantially the same meaning as the Hebrew, without reference to an immortal soul.

Number of times Nephesh and Psūchê are translated into certain English words.
Nephesh Psūchê
Translated as:
Soul 110 475 25 58
Life 165 117 37 40
Person 25 29
Spirit 5
Mind 3 15 3 3
Heart 21 15 4 1
Yourselves 19 6
Himself 18 8
Any 11 3
Creature 10 9
Themselves 10 3
Number of miscellaneous words & phrases
appearing >10 to 1 times
301 53 25 1
Not Translated 47 0 8 2
TOTALS 754 753 102 105
Number of times Hebrew and Greek words are translated into certain English words.
ruah neshama leb Kilyah ’ob elohim pneuma autos sympsych
Translated as:
Spirit 182 232 2 2 1 1 1 1 325 317 1 1
Spirits 4 16 34 42
Soul 1
Breath 31 27 18 17 3
Wind 94 92 2
Mind 6 5 28 12 4 1
Heart 4 384 517 6 1
Number of miscellaneous words & phrases
appearing >4 to 1 times
69 22 22 4 187 64 20 31 15 17 2601
2606 13 21 5592
5785

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